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SEND Keyworker

Local Government (NJC): P01

Main area
Special Educational Needs
Local Government (NJC): P01
35 hours per week
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222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR
Islington, London
£34,986 - £38,486
28/01/2020 23:59

We are looking for two experienced SEND keyworkers to join our SEND Team in Islington. We are a multi-professional team with responsibility for managing the statutory Education, Health and Care needs assessment process. We work with children and young people aged 0-25 years and their families. We also work closely with  partners, including schools, health and the voluntary sector.

The role is one that may be of interest to psychology or other social science graduates. It will also appeal to those who work with children and young people with SEND in educational settings.

You will need to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the SEND landscape and legislation along with highly refined interpersonal skills. The role requires you to develop and maintain mutually productive relationships with colleagues, partners, agencies and most importantly children, young people and their families.

As a SEND Keyworker you will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking needs assessments in relation to statutory requests for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) aged 0-25 years.
  • Writing EHC plans that are legally compliant with the statutory requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice.
  • Undertaking relevant casework, including supporting work for Tribunal Cases.
  • Attend annual reviews of EHC plans and update plans as required.

To be a SEND Keyworker you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following skills:

  • Be educated to degree level, with appropriate professional qualification/s or experience.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of legislation, statutory frameworks and policy affecting services for children, young people and families in relation to SEND.
  • Have experience of building and maintaining successful relationships with a range of influencers, including schools.
  • Have a high level of determination, personal drive, energy and ambition to achieve challenging targets and improve outcomes.

Islington Council is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

Interview and test dates 25th Feb & 27th Feb.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like to find out more about this exciting role, please contact , please contact;

Alan Loivette (SEND Operations Manager) 020 7527 3167, for an informal discussion


If you have problems applying, contact

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0207 527 2546